Learning to Communicate Through Dementia

Learning to Communicate Through Dementia 

This course approaches the issue from the perspective of the family as well as the caretaker. This course gives simple steps on how to simplify your speech and more easily communicate with a person who has dementia.

$15.99

Hours: 1.00
REL-PAC-0-ALZH105

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (4 Match)

Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (ALL Direct Care Workers)

1.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is approved as a Curriculum Developer by the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours for all WA State Direct Care Workers. Training Provider Code: WA0624. CE Approval Code: CO1933593

Florida Board of Nursing - Certified Nursing Assistants

1.0 HOURS


This is not an accredited course for professional license renewal. Florida CNAs may use this inservice toward meeting their annual inservice requirement.This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services

1.0 HOURS


This course is approved as continuing education by the Oregon Department of Human Services in accordance with state regulation 411-057-0140 for Assisted Living Administrators, Residential Care facility Administrators and Memory Care Communities within the State of Oregon. This activity is approved by Oregon Department of Human Services for 1.00 contact hours.

Oregon Department of Human Services (AFH)

1.0 HOURS


Course Details

Course Code: REL-PAC-0-ALZH105
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify non-verbal cues in communication such as body language
Understand the feelings and emotions behind words
Discover the power of touch

Outline:


  1. Objectives

  2. Maria’s story – communication

  3. Listen to Emotions

    1. Tips on Communicating

    2. Language Problems

    3. Body language



  4. Power of touch

    1. Appropriate touch

    2. Be gentle

    3. Just being there

    4. Activity – Comforting touch



  5. Checkpoint 1

  6. Non-verbal cues

  7. Checkpoint 2

  8. Watch Responses

    1. Learned Skills

    2. Customize Activities

    3. Helping Individuals Communicate



  9. End of Lesson Quiz

  10. End of Lesson


Instructor: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW
Sharon Brothers, MSW, has an advanced degree in social work and over 30 years' experience as an owner, operator and educator in senior care. She has been a developer, owner and operator of dementia care assisted living communities and has deep expertise as an educator for all levels of staff within the care profession. Sharon is currently the founder and CEO of the Institute for Professional Care Education and is a national speaker and advocate for quality education within senior care. Disclosure: Sharon K. Brothers, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Accommodations
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